In 2007 it was Corgi with Harry Potter and Golden Compass. In 2009 it was Playmates with Star Trek and Terminator: Salvation.
Will Ban-Dai be the toy company for 2011 to piss loads of money up a wall making two 3.75" action figure lines for seasonal movies that nobody buys? I wonder what the second one will be...
Didn't know there was a new Thundercats cartoon coming out. I thought it was a film they were working on.
"I used to think it was a terrible thing that life was so unfair. Then I thought, 'what if life were fair, and all of the terrible things that happen to us came because we really deserved them?' Now I take great comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe." — Marcus Cole, Babylon 5 — A Late Delivery from Avalon
I don't normally bother with the Bandai stand at Toy Fair because I don't sell their products (I really must start doing Ben 10 figures one of these days), so I must remember to stop off there this year. Having seen the outside of their stand in the past, though, I suspect I won't be able to get on there without an appointment.
I was happily surprised to find that I didn't need an appointment and I could walk around the stand freely. I just had to sign in. (Bandai's walls are always among the biggest so I'd always assumed they were one of the more protective exhibitors.) Unfortunately, I didn't have much time as I had a Hasbro tour booked. (When they told me I didn't need an appointment, I didn't think to come back later when I had more time, I just went straight in. D'oh.)
The photos actually show the whole display, so I can't add much, but can fill in some of the blurry text details. (I could have read the information and made notes if I'd gone back later, stupid me.) The main line will be 10cm - 3.75" in old money - with a small 15cm range consisting of the most major characters. "Thunder Lynx" refers to magnets in the figures that allows them to stick to the vehicles and activate features. The cycle is a pod that can be attached to the arm of the Thundertank. In addition to the Sword of Omens, the role play assortment includes Lion-O's glove. Expect the range in the sceond half of the year.